BlackBerry DTEK60 is a follow up to the DTEK50 that was unveiled a few months ago and even though the phone has yet to be announced, it is already up for pre-orders in the U.S. as well as Canada.
Last month BlackBerry DTEK60 leaked on the official company website and a few weeks ago, this leak was justified with the appearance of the phone on the U.S. FCC account. With these indicators, it was enough to confirm that indeed the DTEK60 is on the way.
Codenamed Argon, the BlackBerry DTEK60 is now up for pre-orders in its home country of Canada as well as the neighboring U.S. Despite this, the Canadian company has yet to make the phone official. If you feel like getting your hands on the phone, B&H has listed it at $499.99.
Before you make a pre-order of the BlackBerry DTEK60, be informed that the phone doesn’t come with the trademark QWERTY keyboard that has characterized BB devices. Instead, the phone has the keyboard embedded in the display like any other Android device. The size of the screen is 5.5 inches and there is a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The back of the phone comes with a 21MP camera while the front has a magnificent 8MP sensor. All these hardware is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 530 GPU and a RAM of 4GB. The BlackBerry DTEK60 carries a decent battery unit of 3000mAh and there is Android Marshmallow out of the box.
From the look of things, the BlackBerry DTEK60 will be one of the least-expensive flagships in 2016. The phone shares the same hardware specs with a number of premium handsets, including the Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, HTC 10, among others, yet none of these has a price tag of less than $650.
Keep in mind that the BlackBerry DTEK60 on sale via B&H is only compatible with GSM carriers, meaning those hoping to use it on Sprint or Verizon will be left out, at least for now.